|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Heroes by Charles Kingsley:
but all was of no avail. And at last he came back to his
mother, and said, 'I have found the stone, but I cannot lift
it; nor do I think that any man could in all Troezene.'
Then she sighed, and said, 'The Gods wait long; but they are
just at last. Let it be for another year. The day may come
when you will be a stronger man than lives in all Troezene.'
Then she took him by the hand, and went into the temple and
prayed, and came down again with Theseus to her home.
And when a full year was past she led Theseus up again to the
temple, and bade him lift the stone; but he could not.
Then she sighed, and said the same words again, and went
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from From London to Land's End by Daniel Defoe:
killed it, he was ready to kill the fellow for his pains, for it
was a noble creature indeed, and would have been worth a great deal
to the man to have it shown about the country, or to have sold to
any gentleman curious in such things; but the eagle was dead, and
there we left it. It is probable this eagle had flown over the sea
from France, either there or at the Isle of Wight, where the
channel is not so wide; for we do not find that any eagles are
known to breed in those parts of Britain.
From hence we turned up to Dorchester, the county town, though not
the largest town in the county. Dorchester is indeed a pleasant
agreeable town to live in, and where I thought the people seemed
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:
companion to be with, amusing, restful--interesting."
"H'm," said Sir Richmond. "I think that is a fair
description. When she cares, that is. When she is in good
"Which she isn't at present," hazarded the doctor. He
exploded a mine of long-pent exasperation.
"She is the clumsiest hand at keeping well that I have ever
known. Health is a woman's primary duty. But she is incapable
of the most elementary precautions. She is maddeningly
receptive to every infection. At the present moment, when I
am ill, when I am in urgent need of help and happiness, she